Wolf Leads Wagner In Large Donations In PA Governor’s Race — A Breakdown

Oct 11, 2018

About a month before Election Day, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has raised significantly more money than Republican challenger Scott Wagner.

Wolf has raised $15 million, compared to Wagner’s $8.5 million.

Wolf’s edge is especially pronounced based on the number of large donations that he has received.

Based on contributions greater than $25,000, Wolf has raised $9.5 million, with Wagner raising just under $3.8 million. These figures come from public filings tracking contributions from January 1, 2018 to September 17, 2018.

Labor unions have made up over half of Wolf’s large contributions. They include the Pennsylvania State Education Association, Service Employees International Union, and the Committee for a Better Tomorrow, which represents Philadelphia trial lawyers.

Wagner has received large contributions from the Republican Governors’ Association of Pa., as well as a $1 million contribution from Students First PAC, an organization that supports school choice.

Wolf’s largest individual donors are Michael Rubin, CEO of the e-commerce company Kynetic and part-owner of the 76ers; David Magerman, a philanthropist with the Kohelet Foundation; and Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City.

Wagner has been his own largest individual contributor, pledging over $1 million of his own money to his campaign. He also received large individual donations from John Arnold, CEO of PPC Lubricants in Jonestown; Matt Desoto, leader of MI Windows and Doors, LLC.; and Michael W. Rice, CEO of Utz Quality Foods.

The candidates are next required to disclose their latest contributions by October 26th.

The tables below show all contributions above $25,000 that candidates have received.

TOM WOLF:

SCOTT WAGNER:

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